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This National Certificate of Educational Achievement course is based on Te Reo Maori prescription with emphasis on oral and written expression.  It unites seven modes of language:

  1. Mihi (Introduction)
  2. Tohutohu (Directions and Instructions)
  3. Korerorero (Conversation)
  4. Purongo (Report and Review writing)
  5. He Whakaaturanga (Descriptive writing)
  6. Korero Purakau (Narrative writing)
  7. Panui (Notices, Invitations, Brochures)

NCEA Level 1

Code

Version

Standard

Credits

90131

02

MAORI 1.1

6

90132

02

MAORI 1.2

6

90133

02

MAORI 1.3

6

90134

02

MAORI 1.4

6

*This course is currently being offered through The Correspondence School of New Zealand and was up to date at the time of going to print but may be modified by Te Kura between now and 2012.

This course requires students to develop a product for a specific need, within a given context and issue. The context may vary from year to year. All credits are linked to the development of this product, but the majority of credits are given for the portfolio based work.

To do well in this subject, students need to keep their portfolio up to date. They do this by making sure that their research, planning, product development and construction documentation is detailed and all decision making is based on function, the location where the item will be used and the stakeholders’ needs.

Level 1:

Number

Achievement Standard

Term

 

Credits

Numeracy
Literacy

91044
V1

Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity.

1,2

Internal

4

L

91045
V1

Use planning tools to guide the development of an outcome.

2

Internal

4

 

91057
V1

Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product.

3

Internal

6

 

91047
V1

Undertake development to produce a prototype.

2

Internal

6

 

91048
V1

Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports decision-making.

1

External

4

L

Provided is an outline of the NCEA Achievement Standards that will be taught this year plus a guide to the assessment.  The course outlines and NCEA achievement Standards, which will be available for assessment, are detailed below. External assessments will be in the form of examinations and internal assessments will be in the form of practical work and research projects

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and principles of physics.
  • apply the concepts and principles to explain physical systems, devices and natural events around them.
  • describe the influences of everyday physics-based applications on their lives.
  • carry out practical investigations to determine relationship, patterns and trends in physical systems.
  • carry out practical investigations to explore applications of physical principles and concepts.

Content includes mechanics (forces and linear motion), heat energy, light and waves, electricity and electromagnetism.

Contexts include speed and acceleration, simple machines, mirrors and lenses, thermostats, refrigerators, simple electric circuits, motors and generators.

There are six Achievement Standards in the course and they contribute 22 credits towards the Level 1 NCEA.  The Achievement Standards and assessment methods are as follows:
Physics - Level 1.

Number

Achievement Standard

Term

 

Credits

Numeracy
Literacy

1.1

Carry out a practical investigation, with direction, that leads to a linear mathematical relationship.

3

Internal

4

N

1.2

Demonstrate understanding of the physics of an application

3

Internal

2

L

1.3

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism

2

External

4

N

1.4

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of wave behaviour.

1&2

External

4

N

1.5

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of heat.

3

Internal

4

N

Science 1.1

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics

1

External

4

N

Each student will be issued with an assessment statement detailing the dates and types of assessment at the start of the year.

The TWO Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed as follows:

  • P1.1 A practical investigation taking up to 3 hours during exam time in Week 6 of Term 3.
  • P1.2 A research task followed by an in-class task using the research information (in Weeks 4 to 5 of Term 3)

Re-assessment opportunities will be available for P1.1, but not for P1.2.

The Year 11 NCEA Science course is designed to give students a broad understanding of all the strands within science. Students intending to continue can move on to Level 2 separate science subject courses if they achieve well enough in appropriate standards.

In mechanics students will be looking at force, motion, and energy.  Acids & bases, involves demonstrating understanding of atomic structure, particle theory and rates of reaction relating to acids and base properties, uses and reactions. Genetic variation looks at the mechanisms resulting in the diversity amongst organisms. The uses of electricity in domestic and commercial situations will be investigated and the importance of carbon in the ecosystem will be studied through research. A chemistry practical investigation will require students to carry out a procedure to collect and process primary data and interpret the results.

Provided is an outline of the NCEA Achievement Standards that will be offered next year plus a guide to the assessment.

There are SIX Achievement Standards in this course and they contribute 24 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.

The Achievement Standards and assessment methods are as follows:

Achieve.Std

Number

Description

Term

Assess.

Credits

Lit & Num

90940 v1

Science 1.1

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics.

2

E

4

N

90941 v1

Science 1.2

Investigate the implications of electricity and magnetism for everyday life

3

I

4

N

90944 v1

Science 1.5

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases.

1

E

4

L

90948 v1

Science 1.9

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation.

3

E

4

L

90953 v1

Science 1.14

Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling.

2/3

I

4

L

90930 v1

Chemistry 1.1

Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction.

2

I

4

N

The Three Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed as follows:

Science 1.2 & 1.14:  Assessment of these standards could include, but is not restricted to, a written report, poster or PowerPoint presentation.

Chemistry 1.1:  Students will carry out a procedure to collect and process primary data and interpret the results.  A resubmission will be available for internals but not a reassessment.

The Three External Achievement Standards will be assessed via external examinations at the end of the year.

Practice assessments will be via topic tests as well as mock exams; T2 – Sci. 1.1, Sci. 1.5, T3 – Sci. 1.1, 1.5, and Sci. 1.9

Students will be awarded one of the following grades for each Achievement Standard:

Not Achieved

N

Did not meet the standard

Achieved

A

Demonstrate understanding involves defining, using annotated diagrams, and giving characteristics of, or an account of, the topic.

Merit

M

Demonstrate in-depth understanding involves explaining the science ideas relating to the topic.

Excellence

E

Demonstrate comprehensive understanding involves linking science ideas relating to the topic. It may involve explaining, elaborating, applying, justifying, relating, evaluating, comparing and contrasting or analysing.

There are six achievement standards in Level one

This is a full year course designed around the skills of performance, composition, aural and materials of music. The majority of this course is internally assessed with four achievement standards to choose from and two external achievement standards. Students will select all Achievement Standards.

HOMEWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete class work/assignments.
  • Research and reading
  •  Learn musical terms, language or important musical information.
  • Complete aural exercises
  • Analyse musical works

Students are expected to have regular home practice on their instrument as minimal classroom time will be allocated for this.

  • Aim to practice every day - Even the best musicians strive to practice their instrument daily. Make practice a part of your daily routine.
  • Practice at least 30 minutes at home – Plan first what you want to achieve at the beginning of each practice session before you come to the instrument. Allocate at least 5 minutes for warm-up exercises.

Achievement
Standard

Description

Credits

Assessment

UE Approved

AS91090  
1.1

Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist.

6

Internal

Y

AS91091
1.2

Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group.

4

Internal

Y

AS91092
1.3

Compose two original pieces of music.

6

Internal

Y

AS91093
1.4

Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through transcription.

4

External

Y

AS91094
1.5

Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores.

4

External

Y

AS91095
1.6

Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts.

6

Internal

Y

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